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University of Essex


Book your place

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You must confirm that you're attending Graduation even if you have no guests coming. Booking for Graduation will open in April 2018, so check back here for more details closer to the time.

Graduation takes place at our Colchester Campus every July. All eligible students studying at the Colchester, Loughton and Southend Campuses are invited to attend – this includes final year students successfully completing non-grade improvement resits, HSC undergraduates who completed after July 2017 and postgraduate students completing their degrees in Autumn Term 2017.

All eligible students will begin receiving emails about Graduation in the Autumn Term via their Essex and external email addresses. If you are finishing your studies in the Autumn Term, please make sure you update your external email address in myEssex as this will be how we tell you about Graduation next year.

The schedule of ceremonies will be available online by 26 February 2018.

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Colchester Campus

Accommodation for Graduation is available to book through Event Essex. Accommodation is provided in single en suite bedrooms in self-contained flats each containing between six and fourteen rooms.

Gown hire

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All graduating students attending the graduation ceremony wear academic robes of the University of Essex (gown, cap/mortar board and hood) appropriate to the degree being conferred.

Guest tickets

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Guest tickets will be available to purchase and will admit the ticket holder to the Graduation Ceremony in the Ivor Crewe and to the departmental reception.